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updated September 3rd, 2021

 

 

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In the "wrong" country


It should have been an extensive working journey to Malawi. The agenda included ...

 

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In the "wrong" country


two and a half weeks of travelling, visiting projects and holding at least six major meetings. We had obtained our vaccination certificates, and the PCR tests for leaving the country again was booked at the Mzuzu Hospital. So were the flights, the rental car and the accommodation when two weeks before departure Malawi closed its borders.

In great haste and with the flexibility of our Albanian partners, we planned an alternative trip to Albania. In a truly African-like heat (at times above 40 degrees Celsius), we visited schools, first aid stations and many other places, besides checking on projects. The journey turned out to be a great success, showing once more how important, satisfying and also exciting it is to see the progress of the projects with one's own eyes. Nothing compares to gaining impressions on site, conversing with beneficiaries, builders and local partners. In that respect, Albania was certainly not the "wrong" country to visit.

 

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Nicole Delavy climbing up to the roof of the school building in Luzni